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Tag Archives: Andrew Gelman
Significantly Statistical Blogs Redux
I was just reading this article about Statscan, the Canadian warehouse for storing data and the branch of the government charged with the statistical analysis of all things Canadian, and came across this dizzyingly amazing quote about Statscan: Its statistics … Continue reading
Posted in Statistics Tagged Andrew Gelman, Frank Harrell, Simply Statistics, Statistical Thinking, Stats, Statscan, Thomas Lumley 1 Comment
All the P-values Fit to Print
I feel like I’ve seen news stories or blog posts about p-values every day this month. First, Andrew Gelman reported that the editor of the journal Psychological Science, famous to some for publishing dubious findings on the strength of p<0.05, will be … Continue reading
Hot Hands and Tuesday’s Children
People, especially sports fans, seem to believe that players can get “hot,” that they will hit more baskets (or succeed in whatever metric is of interest in their sport) more after a series of hits than after a series of … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication, Statistics Tagged Andrew Gelman, fallacy of the hot hand fallacy, hot hand, hot hand fallacy, Jordan Ellenberg, probability, sons born on Tuesday, Tanya Khovanova Comments Off on Hot Hands and Tuesday’s Children
Bad Statistics: Ignore or Call Out?
Andrew Gelman has been wondering how much time he should spend criticizing crappy research, and so am I. He wrote the post after a discussion with Jeff Leek of Simply Statistics about replication and criticism. Harsh criticism of preliminary studies … Continue reading
Posted in Statistics Tagged Andrew Gelman, bad journalism, bad statistics, Cathy O'Neil, Jeff Leek, John D. Cook, journals 2 Comments